MLI Pastors’ Families Conference 2013

Dear Friends of MLI,

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Group pictures

Between September 02 – 06, 2013 MLI organized her annual Pastor’s Family Conference at Rina – Sinaia hotel in Sinaia, located in southern Carpathian mountains of Romania. It was a great time of spiritual encouragement and physical rest for all of us; a time of sweet fellowship between friends and col-leagues, a time of good teaching and challenges from the Word of God. This year God blessed us again with some won-derful teachers of His Word; Pastor Sam & Sue Polson. Pastor Sam is the Senior Pastor of West Park Baptist Church – Knox-ville TN, a wonderful teacher of the Word of God and a long time friend and partner of MLI. Both of them did a great job in teaching us and challenging us from the Word of God. The theme of the conference for men was: “Renewed disciples for renewed ministry”, and for women was: “Helping Others, Kneeling for Others, Looking for Others.” challenging, very practical and much needed subjects. Many pastors recognized they are waiting for MLI conference the whole year, since it is the only time of the year when they can afford to be away from home with their wives . I thank you all so much for your generosity, prayers and love. Thank you for making this spe-cial time a reality for us once again. I wish you could be with us to hear the deep appreciation of so many pastors and their wives. The Conference this year was one of the largest we ev-er had, about 64 pastors and most of their wives. Once again this was possible because of your love and generosity. I am so thankful and overwhelmed by God’s grace and your love; even it is such a crises all over the world you continue to be extremely generous so we were able to have such a great ex-perience at the conference. Please take few minutes to read the thoughts of some of the pastor’s who participate in our conference:

1The MLI conferences are like manna in the wilderness, calm in the storm and encourage-ment in times of troubles. I dearly await these moments when my soul is refreshed. I feel blessed in the MLI family. We appreciate what you do for us and we pray for you! Pastor Octavian Ivanica – Alexandria

Dear brothers and sisters, thank for the opportunity that you provided for us to learn from the Word of God. It was a time of fellowship with fellow pastors and a time of spiritual renewal. It was a time of rededication to God and His minis-try. We left the conference encouraged in the ministry, with new ideas how to serve God’s people more efficiently and with a wonderful time spent together. Thank you again and may the Lord continue to bless you abundantly! Pastor Daniel & Marieta Tut – Giroc

Mrs. Susan Polson teaching the women

Mrs. Susan Polson teaching the women

We are grateful to God for the grace to participate at this Confer-ence. Dear Sam and Sue, your life experiences have encouraged us in many regards. Thank you for sacrificing your time, resources, family and church to be with us. You are treasured and we will be praying for your family, your church and your ministry. May the Lord richly bless you! Pastor Todor Buliga – Suceava

MLI Pastors’ Conference was a special one. Coming from Serbia where the evangelical believers are a minority, tolerated by the government but unrecognized officially, there’s no better place than this to refresh one’s soul and understand better the essen-tials for Christian life. May the Lord reward the love that you have shown for us! Pastor Avram Dega – Varset (Serbia)

Although our hearts are filled with gratitude, it is hard to find the right words to express correctly the spiritual benefit from this Conference. We have seen in Pastor Sam and his wife, Sue, true servants of God, humble and available to follow Him wherever He may lead. Thank you for opening your hearts to us and sharing personal things that are useful for our ministry too. We have been enriched spiritually! Pastor Marin & Doina Tifrea – Piatra Neamt

Pastor Sam teaching and his interrupter, Emil Toader

Pastor Sam teaching and his interrupter, Emil Toader

We can only say “Praised be the Lord!” for these blessed days and may He bless all those who made this Conference possible. We have sincerely drawn closer to God and we have been encour-aged through His Word. We leave from here motivated to love and serve the Lord unconditionally in the churches where He has placed us. Pastor Vichentie & Adriana Carabas – Hateg

A day before the beginning of MLI conference I prayed and asked God to speak to my heart. I was tired and frustrated in my ministry and I was in a big need to hear a word from the Lord. Each day of the conference God had a fresh word special for me and my needs. Through Pastor Sam, God spoke to me directly and I am leaving the conference with a deeper trust in God, a stronger desire to love Him and serve His people. Thank you all who made possible this conference, through your generosity and love you gave new energy to a pastor and his wife to continue to serve God. Pastor Mircea & Cristina Ursu – Lupeni

Our friends from Serbia

Our friends from Serbia

The MLI conferences are every time a great blessing for us, but this year through Brother Sam the Lord has touched my heart and I felt that amidst my discouragements God has re-newed His calling for me and has grown my trust in His power to renew all things. Thank you to all those who sacrificed for us to have such a wonderful refreshing time! May the Lord reward you abundantly! Pastor Moise & Cerasela Vrajitor – Timisoara

The conference MLI organized at Sinaia this year brought me a new perspective about per-sonal spiritual renewal and also about ministry renewal. God used Pastor Sam with great power to speak to us, teach us and challenge us. I am leaving the conference encouraged and determined to continue the work God called me to. Thank you for making possible such conference for us. God bless you. Pastor Aurel & Elena Rodean – Campeni

7Thank you so much for your continue support for God’s work in Romania. Investing in people is the best investment we can make, it has everlasting results. It is very meaningful to me that the theme for the conference was about renewal and discipleship. God is telling us something!!! Your prayers, love and generosity means so much for us; it encourages us and give us strength to continue. Your partnership with us is vital, without your very important support we could not do what we do. You all are in our hearts and we pray for you! May the Lord bless you! Pastor Eugen Groza- Your Partner for Christ in Romania

 

 

 

 

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